Varan Haghshenas1*, Mimi Phan2, Takashi Hirase1, David Dong1, Derek Klavas1 and Bradley Weiner1
1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital, USA
2Texas A&M College of Medicine, USA
A 61 year old female with a history of obesity, HIV, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and hypothyroidism presented to our clinic with lower back pain and neurogenic claudication. MRI revealed severe Lumbar Epidural Lipomatosis (LEL). She then lost 40 pounds. Subsequent MRI revealed marked improvement of LEL and symptoms.
Lumbar epidural lipomatosis; Spinal epidural lipomatosis; Weight loss; Lumbar stenosis; Neurogenic claudication
Haghshenas V, Phan M, Hirase T, Dong D, Klavas D, Weiner B. Improvement of Lumbar Epidural Lipomatosis with Weight Loss: Case Report. Ann Orthop Musculoskelet Disord. 2021; 4(2): 1031.